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Orenda News Travel

Announcement: HEX 2018

We’re super excited to announce that Orenda Magazine is going to San Francisco as part of the Hacker Exchange! I’ll be leaving late November (straight after my 22nd birthday!) to spend two weeks in the Silicon Valley area. There, I’ll…

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Breathe Music Video Release

In 2017, Alyson Murray wrote a song about breathing. As soon as I heard it, I thought of the ocean. Rolling waves, foaming as they crashed into rocks like the froth on a European cappuccino. I thought of bluey-grey skies, cold crisp wind, pure and fresh with its intentions.

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Art + Design Orenda Chats With

Colour in Our City: Orenda Chats With Tegan Iversen

Colour in our City is a series of hand-drawn black & white artworks by Essendon-based artist and illustrator Tegan Iversen. Each interactive artwork depicts a different scene from around Moonee Valley and are created to engage with the audience — each visitor to the exhibition is asked to literally “colour in our city”. Viv Hu sat down with Tegan to talk art, audience involvement and colouring outside the lines.

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Feminism Orenda Chats With

A Space For Solidarity: Orenda Chats With Mel O’Neill

A Space for Solidarity is a night for people to come together for an all-female line-up of music, in an intimate and supportive space. It’s to remember those who are no longer with us and to celebrate the strength and resilience of women.

Laura Roscioli spoke to Mel about her views on the current gender-violence issues being covered in the media, the power of music, and about inTouch, the organisation that the funds made will go to.

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Health + Wellbeing


Every year, R U OK Day rolls around in September. As someone who has been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was 14, I have very mixed feelings about it. I always feel like I should be more receptive to this day — that, as a society, we’re starting to talk more and more about mental health. That should be a good thing, right?

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